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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our Practice.

Does Summer make your Contacts Feel Dry?

During the hotter summer months, using standard contact lenses can sometimes worsen symptoms like red, itchy, watery eyes, since the buildup of allergens on the lens is reintroduced into the eyes daily.

Be UV-Wise with your Eyes!

The time of year to be reminded of the importance of protecting yourself and your loved ones against harmful Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and other sources.

Unlock Your Athletic Potential with Sports Vision Training

Sports vision training helps athletes refine visual skills such as peripheral awareness, eye tracking, reaction time, and hand-eye coordination, leading to improved performance.

Maximizing your Vision with Macular Degeneration

People who suffer from macular degeneration tend to lose their "straight ahead" vision, making it difficult to read, drive, and recognize faces.

Glaucoma is the ‘Silent Thief of Sight’

Glaucoma is a leading causes of blindness in the US. Fortunately, with early detection and treatment it can be controlled. Even if you show no signs of glaucoma, there are ways to prevent it from developing or keep it from progressing. Booking regular eye exams with your eye doctor can...

Keratoconus? Scleral Lenses could be the Solution

Do you have keratoconus? Scleral lenses can bring you from poor vision to seeing clearly and comfortably. Scleral lenses, with a new and improved design, are a safe and ideal option for those who experienced complications from LASIK or other eye surgery. Schedule a consultation with Contact Lens and Vision...

How Does Diabetes Affect Your Eyes?

If diabetes runs in your family, or if you’ve been diagnosed with the condition yourself, you should be seeing your optometrist regularly for checkups. Both Type I and Type 2 diabetes can have damaging effects on your eyes, especially if your blood sugar levels aren’t properly managed. High blood sugar...

Start the New School Year with Confidence

Does your teen wear contact lenses? Are they wearing the latest design, which offers the best vision and comfort? With an updated contact lenses prescription, your child will feel more confident and ready to take on the world! They'll also enjoy having the freedom of not worrying about losing or...

Myopia in Children is on the Rise as Technology Use Increases

Is your child's myopia rapidly deteriorating? Consider myopia management. Online learning and more screen time, can negatively affect your child’s eyes causing digital eye strain or myopia. Myopia impacts your child’s school performance, learning, and athletics and can potentially lead to serious sight-robbing eye diseases later in life. These include...

Protect your Vision from AMD. Your Eyes will Thank You

Fortunately, you can lower your risk of AMD by making some lifestyle changes, such as keeping up with your annual eye exams, eating a healthy diet rich in vitamins, nutrients and omega-3, getting regular exercise, controlling your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, wearing UV protected sunglasses and avoiding smoking.

Regular Eye Exams are Essential for Macular Degeneration

People who suffer from macular degeneration tend to lose their “straight ahead” vision, making it difficult to read, drive, and recognize faces.

Transforming Your Vision for the Long Haul with Scleral Lenses

Scleral lenses are a game-changer for patients who require vision correction but struggle with discomfort, instability, and poor visual clarity with other contact lenses. These lenses cover the entire cornea and rest on the white of the eye, providing a more comfortable and stable fit. Scleral lenses are a long-term investment that can improve a patient's quality of life by transforming their vision and promoting eye health.

The Link Between High Myopia and Serious Eye Diseases

High myopia – severe nearsightedness – is associated with an increased risk of serious eye diseases such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, and cataracts.

The Importance of Regular Eye Exams in Detecting Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can cause severe vision loss, but early detection can help preserve your vision.

Eye Exam Saves Woman’s Life by Detecting Brain Tumor Early

Here's how eye exams helped save Katie's vision and quality of life. Call Contact Lens and Vision to schedule your appointment.

How Diabetes Increases Dry Eye Risk in Children and Adolescents

Children and adolescents with diabetes are significantly more likely to suffer from dry eye syndrome (DES) than their non-diabetic peers. Read on to learn why diabetics are at higher risk, and how The Dry Eye Center at Contact Lens and Vision can help.

How Long Does It Take To Switch From Glasses to Scleral Lenses?

Switching from glasses to scleral contact lenses can take several weeks. your Woodbridge eye doctor will provide instructions on how to properly insert, remove, and care for the lenses, as well as how to monitor for any potential complications. Read on to learn more.

When Should You See a Retina Specialist?

Many retinal conditions can lead to vision loss if not diagnosed early and treated promptly. If your optometrist notices signs of retinal disease, they’ll manage the condition until it's necessary to refer you to a retina specialist.

Want to be a Better Skier? Consider Sports Vision Training!

Want to be a better skier? By enhancing your visual skills, you can radically improve your performance on the mountain slopes. Contact Contact Lens and Vision in Woodbridge to discover how sports vision training can help you be the skier you wish to be!

Experts Warn of Rising Levels Of Myopia

Discover why experts say there’s a myopia epidemic, and learn what you can do to keep your kids’ eyes healthy. The Myopia Management Center at Contact Lens and Vision proudly offers myopia management treatments to nearsighted children for healthy and clear life-long vision.

Natural And Holistic Dry Eye Treatments

Medication doesn't always work to heal dry eye syndrome's underlying cause. The following natural and holistic remedies may relieve your eye discomfort and relieve your symptoms.

7 Eye Care Tips for the Holiday Season

Your eye experts at Contact Lens and Vision have compiled our top 7 tips for keeping your eyes healthy and safe this holiday season. Let us know how else we can help!

How Visual Skills Affect Soccer Performance

Optimizing your soccer performance should go beyond building muscle and endurance. Boosting your game should also include honing the visual skills you need to be the best soccer player you can be. That’s where sports vision training at The Sports Vision Center at Contact Lens and Vision can help.

High Blood Sugar Linked to Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Did you know that having atrophied meibomian glands can signal uncontrolled blood sugar levels? To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact The Dry Eye Center at Contact Lens and Vision today!

Supplements That Slow AMD Progression

Aging comes with many blessings but also certain challenges. Having a higher risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of them. Fortunately, a formulation of vitamins and minerals called AREDS2 may slow the progression of vision loss from AMD. We at Contact Lens and Vision in Woodbridge offer treatment for macular degeneration and other eye diseases.

City Kids Are More Likely To Be Nearsighted

Did you know that a risk factor for developing myopia (nearsightedness) is living in an urban area? But don’t worry – the myopia management program at The Myopia Management Center at Contact Lens and Vision can help.

Raising Awareness About Keratoconus

World Keratoconus Day is celebrated every year on November 10 to raise awareness of this rare eye condition. Read on to learn about keratoconus and how it’s treated.

Elevate Your Game on the Hockey Rink with Sports Vision Training!

Hockey is one of the fastest and most exciting sports out there. But to be great at hockey, your brain needs to be able to instantly process visual information. Read on to learn how sports vision training at The Sports Vision Center at Contact Lens and Vision can help you be the athlete you want to be.

Can Dry Eye Cause Focusing Problems?

Many conditions can cause hazy vision and difficulty focusing, including dry eye syndrome. Here’s how your The Dry Eye Center at Contact Lens and Vision in can help.

Could You Pass on the Keratoconus Gene?

Genetic testing can help determine whether you have a genetic variant that may put you or your children at risk for certain diseases. Read on to learn about genetic testing for keratoconus.

Protect Your Eyes With These Contact Lens Safety Tips

It's Contact Lens Safety Month, which makes it the perfect time to brush up on ways to keep your eyes and vision healthy when wearing contact lenses. Here are our top contact lens safety tips to keep your peepers happy.

Childhood Glaucoma: Here’s What You Need to Know

Glaucoma in children is rare, but when it occurs, it must be treated with surgery to prevent vision loss. Read on to learn more about congenital glaucoma symptoms and treatments.

Why Glasses Are Not the Solution for Progressive Myopia

Traditional myopia correction uses glasses to improve visual acuity, but they are not a solution for controlling myopia’s progression and may even contribute to worsening myopia. Myopia management is an effective treatment program to slow or halt myopia progression.

How Long Does It Take for Macular Degeneration to Progress?

Macular degeneration is a disease that can threaten your sight as it progresses, but early diagnosis and treatment can delay and even lower your risk of vision loss.

Are You Suddenly Seeing Dark Spots? Here’s What You Should Do

Seeing floaters is common and usually nothing to worry about. Yet there are times when floaters are a sign of a serious eye condition. Here’s what you need to know about eye floaters, and how Contact Lens and Vision can help!

Is Myopia Management Worth The Financial Investment?

The most important reason for choosing myopia management is to protect your child’s precious gift of sight from sight-threatening eye diseases. But here’s an added benefit: it may save you money in the long run!

Can You Wear Contacts With Corneal Dystrophy?

If you have corneal dystrophy, it will become increasingly difficult to wear standard contact lenses. Scleral lenses are an excellent choice for patients with many types of corneal irregularities, including most types of corneal dystrophy. Read on to learn how The Scleral Lens and Keratoconus Center at Contact Lens and Vision can help.

3 Effective Ways to Relieve Dry Eyes

Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common eye conditions in the world, yet many people put up with the discomfort, even though it's very treatable. Here are tips to help you deal with your dry eye symptoms, along with treatment from your eye doctor.

Ways You Can Prevent Vision Loss From Glaucoma

Unfortunately, glaucoma doesn't show any symptoms until its advanced stages. Read on to learn what you can to preserve your vision and live your best life.

5 Eye Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Here are 5 eye symptoms that you should never ignore. Call Contact Lens and Vision without delay if you or a loved one experiences any of these eye or vision problems.

LASIK Complications: How Scleral Lenses Can Help You Regain Clear Vision

Have you or a loved one have experienced complications following LASIK or any other type of refractive surgery? Scleral lenses may be just the solution you need! Read on to learn how scleral contact lenses can help restore clear and healthy vision.

How to Reduce Your Child’s Risk of Myopia

Childhood myopia — nearsightedness — is reaching epidemic proportions. Fortunately, there are steps parents can take to reduce their child’s risk of developing myopia.

Start The Year Right With A Pediatric Eye Exam

Every child should have a comprehensive eye exam before the start of the new school year. Just as you wouldn’t consider sending them to school without a backpack or a lunch box, make sure their eyes and vision are ready for the challenges ahead.

Why Get Custom Contact Lenses?

Custom contact lenses are specially designed to fit irregularly-shaped corneas. If you find wearing regular contact lenses uncomfortable, ask your optometrist if custom contact lenses are right for you.

How Does High Myopia Affect Eye Health?

High myopia isn’t just difficulty seeing faraway objects. It can actually increase the risk of developing serious eye diseases later in life. Read on to find out how you can slow or halt your child’s myopia progression.

How High Blood Pressure Can Lead to Vision Loss

If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you're at risk of developing certain eye diseases. Read on to find out how to protect your vision.

Can I Be Blinded By A Nerf® Gun?

Did you know that Nerf® guns, a supposedly safe children’s toy, have been shown to cause eye injury in certain cases? What makes them so dangerous?

Hyperopia and Your Child

Hyperopia affects near vision in children and young adults. Want to know more about hyperopia? Here we explain ways to recognize the condition and help your child if they have it.

Why Is There Sticky Mucus In My Eye?

Whether you call it eye goop, crusties or gunk, there are times when a bit of mucus around your eyes is normal — and times when it’s not. Learn how a dry eye optometrist can help.

Everything You Need To Know About Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease that causes the cornea to thin and bulge, resulting in blurry and distorted vision. Here are the most commonly asked questions about keratoconus.

Can Cataract Surgery Prevent Dementia?

Cataract surgery not only improves vision. Research suggests that cataract surgery may also prevent cognitive decline.

Can We Stop Myopia From Progressing?

Myopia management, an optometrist-developed program, can slow and even halt the progression of a child’s myopia. Read on to learn more.

June 27 Is National Sunglasses Day!

Here’s how you can celebrate National Sunglasses Day on June 27.

What’s The Connection Between Dry Eye And Asthma?

Studies have found a correlation between asthma and dry eye syndrome. Fortunately, a dry eye optometrist can help by treating your uncomfortable dry eye symptoms.

The Link Between Dry Eyes and Depression

Depression is an illness that can affect every aspect of a person’s life. Now, researchers are investigating whether depression can cause dry eye symptoms.

5 Ways to Reduce Your Child’s Screen Time

If your child spends too much time in front of screens, it’s important to set limits and establish routines to protect both their general health and their eye health and help prevent the development or progression of myopia.

8 Benefits of Wearing Scleral Lenses

With scleral lenses, you’ll experience consistently clear vision—even if you have an irregular cornea and dry eye syndrome. Here are some of the benefits of wearing scleral lenses.

7 Questions And Answers About Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a non-spherical cornea that causes blurred vision. Here are 7 frequently asked questions and answers regarding this very common refractive error.

Are Your Eyes Sensitive To Light? Consider Scleral Lenses!

Photophobia (light sensitivity) is a common side effect of certain eye conditions. This discomfort can be treated with scleral contact lenses.

10 Foods to help prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Find out what you can eat to help fight age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss in the United States in patients over age 50.

What You Should Know About Eye Herpes

Eye herpes can cause several uncomfortable symptoms and recurring flare-ups. In extreme cases, it can lead to blindness. Discover how your eye doctor can help.

Should Patients With Glaucoma Switch To Decaf?

Is your morning latte putting you at risk of developing glaucoma? Read on to learn what science has to say, and what our practice can do to help!